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MariaW

MariaW

Joined June 2016

I sleep with books - don't judge!
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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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Breakfast Reading - I‘m so stressed lately, I have to force myself to save some time for reading.

Laura317 Sometimes you have to force yourself to slow down. Lovely breakfast setting! 3w
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Malta, Gozo, Comino | Werner Lips
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If you are ever on Malta, check out the National Library in Valetta. It has got two storeys and a lot of old folios. It‘s not allowed to take pictures inside, that‘s why I had to peek/to take one through the door. #malta

Loveland47 Hlo 2mo
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Malta, Gozo, Comino | Werner Lips
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Reading about typical Maltese food... And trying it. 🤗 #malta

Chelsea.Poole Looks amazing! 2mo
MariaW @Chelsea.Poole Not only looked amazing, tasted like it too. 🤗 2mo
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Reading at Rome Fiumincino Airport - waiting for my flight to Malta. 🤗

Bklover Wow! I‘m lying in bed looking out the window at a corn field in Illinois. Yours sounds way more exciting!!!! 2mo
MariaW @bklover Your view sounds good as well, very tranquil - perfect for reading. 😊 2mo
Bklover I think the part I enjoy the most is knowing that I have a Litsy pal that I am talking to who is in Rome. Or Malta!! Small world. 2mo
MariaW @Bklover 😊 2mo
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Panpan

I finally made it through this book - wanted to skip a lot of times. The basic concept is a good one, showing how our society recycles the last decades - mainly music, but art and fashion as well. The chapters normally start with good statements and explanations but end with a total chaos of too many details. Too many bands, songs and albums - in the end the book is a never-ending list, which makes it almost unreadable for ordinary people like me.

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Although I really like to hold a book in my hands and to flick through the pages, there are a lot of arguments speaking for ereaders I can‘t deny, like the comments or the translator. 😊

MayJasper Very interesting 3mo
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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Summer reading ☀️☀️☀️

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On our way back to Germany, luckily I don‘t have to drive, that‘s why I‘m able to read.
#retromania #simonreynolds #reynolds

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WHAT A START! 🙌🙌🙌
#retromania #reynolds #simonreynolds

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Panpan

Well, another Vampire trilogy. Girl finds out she is a witch (in fact the most powerful on Earth), falls in love with a century old, good looking, blonde vampire, who wants to save her from his mortal enemy. She has a mind on her own and stumbles into one deadly situation after another, so that the vampire has to save her. Need some more information?

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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Okay, my current holiday becomes the one of checking out all the free libraries. 😊 This was one used to be an old telephone booth, but since we all own smartphones now normally there are not used anymore. It‘s a nice idea. This one is located in Innsbruck/Austria of course it has got a view as well. 🙌

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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Another free library, this time in Solothurn/Switzerland. It‘s next to the river. You can take a book and read it straight away. #switzerland

LeahBergen How lovely! 3mo
LizzieChantree Love that. 📚 3mo
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Trying to read with the sun up. I never bought an ebook reader because I already have a tablet, but sometimes the reader would be better. Still a nice view though.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading at the river in Switzerland. A nice book, a cool coffee and water to jump in. What wöse do you need?

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Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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They also wore black - different colours of black. That was his first introduction to the tertiary colours - the colours on the far side of blackness. The colours that you get if you split blackness with an eightsided prism. #terrypratchett #speakhisname #gnuterrypratchett #pratchett #pyramids #discworld

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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So, I‘m back in Europa for the holidays. And what do I find in Grenchen/Switzerland? The most beautiful public bookshelf I‘ve ever seen. 😍😍😍
#publicbookshelf #publicbookcase #swisslit #swissliterature #switzerland #schweiz

Sarah83 Little free library 😍 3mo
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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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Mehso-so

After starting it three times I finally finished it. Summer holidays - what a blessing! The book talks about natural energies and how they influence our daily life - positively or negatively- and how to cope with that. It‘s very interesting but needs further scientific research.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading by the Ocean - again. 🙌🙌🙌

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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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This is an interesting book an Egyptian colleague of mine recommended. It talks a lot about the energies within us and the earth, so the sun sending his beams comes in naturally.

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Finished this one. I habe to say the overall idea is a good one but it takes half the book to come to the point. It was too long-winded for me. #stephenking #petsematary #friedhofdrkuscheltiere

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Reading by the ocean - a „light“ Stephen King. I read “the Shining“ years ago and really liked it, started with „It“ and put it away for forever after the first 30 pages. Restart reading King with „Pet Sematary“. #stephenking #petsematary #friedhofderkuscheltiere

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Steinarnir tala | rbergur rarson
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Sorry, I have to post more stuff of the Thorbergssetur - the Thórbergur Thórdarson museum. If really got me. If you ever go to Iceland, you have to visit. #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson

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The Fish Can Sing | Halldor Laxness
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Not only did I visit one museum of famous Icelandic writers, but two! This is the actual home of Halldor Laxness, which was transformed into a museum. Some of the rooms haven‘t been touched since he died. #halldorlaxness #laxness #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Very Worst of Dagsson | Hugleikur Dagsson
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Only a small and tiny book which contains huge loads of laughter. I can only recommend Dagsson‘s comics.
#hugleikurdagsson #dagsson #hheveryworstofdagsson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #iceland

TheWhiteHatter What an amazing view! 5mo
MariaW @TheWhiteHatter Hotel Djúpavík in Iceland‘s westfjords. ? 5mo
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The Very Worst of Dagsson | Hugleikur Dagsson
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Not only but books pf Thorbergur Thórdarson but the one of Hugleikur Dagsson as well. I already bought some on our last Iceland trip. I really like his kind of humour.
#iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #hugleikurdagsson #dagsson

julesG 😂😂😂 5mo
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A Wedding in Suursveit | rbergur rarson
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As I already mentioned, there aren‘t many translation of Thórdarson‘s work. So I have to buy whatever I can get. The passage of the wedding was already mentioned in #thestonesspeak, it shows a really good insight of the life in Iceland at the end of the 18th century. And reading it while travelling Iceland makes it even more interesting. #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson #iceland

Sarah83 Which book would you recommend to read first? 6mo
MariaW @Sarah83 Es gibt nur ein Buch, dass ins Deutsche übersetzt ist: Islands Adel. Leoder gibt es keine anderen Übersetzungen. In English you can only find The Stones Speak and In Search of my Beloved. Unfortunately there are no other translations. ? 6mo
Sarah83 Findest du das deutsche denn gut? Oder lieber das englische? 6mo
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MariaW @sarah83 Die deutsche Übersetzung ist ziemlich gut und vorallem vollständig. Islands Adel und In Search of my Beloved ist der gleiche Roman, nur im Englischen haben sie nicht alle Kapitel übersetzt. 6mo
Sarah83 Danke dir. Ich werde mal die Augen offen halten 😍 6mo
MariaW @sarah83 👍 6mo
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Brf til Lru | rbergur rarson
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Travelling in Iceland I got some translations of one of my favourite author Thórbergur Thórdarson. Unfortunately there‘s only a small amount of translations in German or English (no Italian one at all), so I boughr this booklet of translated chapters. This is a chapter pf „Letters to Lara“ with which he became famous. Thórdarson dreamt strange dreams when he was younger - like „When I was pregnant“. #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thordarson

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The Stones Speak | rbergur rarson
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The Stones Speak | rbergur rarson
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I have already read this one and that one... and the next one too... I 💚 Iceland. Best museum ever.
#thordarson #thorbergurthordarson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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In Search of My Beloved | Thorbergur Thordarson
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Maria on tour in literary Iceland - first stop: Thórbergur Thodarson Museum in Hali. I‘ve been there two years ago but only had a look around the exterior, which is very noce by the way. The museum is shaped as a bookshelf with all the author‘s works. Wait for more pictures... ???
#thordarson #thorbergurthordarson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading by the ocean - something I can‘t get enough of. #readingbytheocean

Kaye Something I wish I could do more of. It‘d be nice to live near the ocean. 6mo
MariaW @kaye I don‘t do this often even though I live near the ocean. 6mo
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Herr der Diebe | Cornelia Funke
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Reading with a view- back at Moon Beach enjoying the weekend and having some time to read at least. And your weekend so far?
#egypt #moonbeach #herrderdiebe #funke #corneliafunke

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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This is me reading - has been a long time for me being able to read at the weekend. #readingbytheocean

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Richters Monolog in La Dolce Vita 💔
#federicofellini #fellini #ladolcevita

rretzler I need to brush back up on my German 6mo
MariaW @rretzler I tried to find the English version, but failed. 🙈 6mo
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Had to read this in school - didn‘t like it back then. Saw a really play version on stage, reread it, loved it ever since. Still not an easy read and since this is Greek tragedy, there‘s no need to spoiler, you already know the end.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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How‘s your weekend so far?
#diezeit #zeitung #newspaper #readingbytheocean

BookishMarginalia Yours looks way more comfortable! 8mo
CouronneDhiver ☝🏽 what she said. lol @BookishMarginalia totally jealous 8mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 6mo
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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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Forgie to review this one. I really liked, even though the big revelation at the end came a bit sudden. I will watch the movie next and decide whether it‘s a good one or not. #therubyinthesmoke #pullman #philippullman

silentrequiem There was a movie??? With Billie Piper!!! 🙀 8mo
julesG @silentrequiem My thoughts precisely! 8mo
MariaW @silentrequiem @julesG I only knew because I bought the movie edition of the book. I think it‘s a double feature. (edited) 8mo
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This is what a chilled weekend full of books looks like. Beach, sun, wine - booooooooks. That‘s not me by the way, that‘s one of my best friends.
#alletotenfliegenhoch #alletotenfliegenhochamerika #joachimmeyerhoff

CouronneDhiver 👌🏽 9mo
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Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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Started this one some months ago and never finished it. So I started all over.
#philippullman #pullman #therubyinthesmoke #rubyinthesmoke

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Perfect read for the beach - a tiny stories of the eighties. An easy and shollow read with a beach setting. I read it in two hours.

readordierachel Pretty view! 9mo
MariaW @readordierachel And the book cover fits perfectly. 🏖 9mo
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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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This weekend - reading by the ocean! ☀️🙌☀️
#redsea #egypt

Chelsea.Poole Jealous! 9mo
OrangeMooseReads I hate the beach but I will take that over snow and cold any day 9mo
MariaW @Chelsea.Poole @OrangeMooseReads And this is a quiet place where you can truely enjoying reading while the waves are rolling in. 9mo
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Almost 1600 years old - still true! And already a femminist! #antigone #sophocles #sophokles

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Secondary reading to the Seven Basic Plots - just checking if the author is right. 😜
#thesevenbasicplots #christopherbooker #antigone sophokles #beowulf

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Egypt | Stanley Lane-Poole
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Egyptian bookstores in Alexandria - here you can find books in almost every language. #egypt #egyptianbooks #bookstore

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Christmas holidays means to me - time to read! Whoop whoop! 🙌🙌🙌
#buddylevy #coquistador

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 10mo
MariaW @Redwritinghood For you too. 🎅 10mo
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Panpan

So I finished this one during a class trip with my ninth graders. Since there are older we could leave them alone for some time. So I could do some ‚light‘ reading. Light it has been indeed. The story is very superficial and predicable - so are the ‚hot‘ parts of the book. Total pan for me. #jrward #darklover #blackdagger #blackdaggerseries #blackdaggerbrotherhood

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re smarter than me, I read quite a few in this series until I burned out on it. I use to wait for the new releases impatiently, just shows how much our reading tastes grow and change over time, and how some genres can become way to formulaic if we read too many of them in a row. 11mo
MariaW @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think ten years ago I would‘ve liked very much, but as said I already to many books in general and books like this one. 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MariaW Yep, I know exactly what you mean. 10mo
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Finally some time to read. Haven‘t had the chance since summer break. The dirty water in the back is a hotpot by the way. #blackdagger #blackdaggerbrotherhood #darklover #jrward

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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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This was actually a book which was mentioned in one of my English schoolbooks I use in class. It sounded good, so I got it for myself. 😊
#therubyinthesmoke #philippullman #derrubinimrauch

a.bookish.byrd I wish that were my reading view 🌞⛱🌴 12mo
Moray_Reads I enjoyed this one, the next one not so much 😝 12mo
MariaW @a.bookish.byrd You have to come to Egypt for that one. 🤗 12mo
MariaW @Moray_Reads When I bought it I didn‘t know that it‘s a series, but found out with book. I‘m still looking forward to read the others. 12mo
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Der Teufel trgt Prada: Roman | Lauren Weisberger
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Finishsd the first read by the pool. The novel is quite easy-going, that‘s why it was perfect for the sunny days.
#thedevilwaersprada #derteufeltraegtprada #lauraweisberger

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Der Teufel trgt Prada: Roman | Lauren Weisberger
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Since I found myself living in Egypt I keep reading at the pool most of the times. 🤗🤗🤗
#derteufeltraegtprada #thedevilwearsprada #laurenweisberger